Body Piercing News
EXCLUSIVE BREAKING NEWS – Los Angeles, Ca – The World’s First Dedicated Hands-On Body Piercing Course is NOW ENROLLING for for Spring 2015! Always keeping our loyal readers informed, we have learned that the courses will feature small class sizes, low tuition costs and be compressed so that the students will learn quickly in a hands-on real shop environment that helps accustom new apprentice body piercers to the climate and demands that their new professions require. The first course ‘Basic Body Piercing’ promises to teach the apprentice piercers the proper techniques to perform basic body piercings as well as permit, legal and supply aspects of the industry so that upon completion of the course students will be ready to begin their careers in body piercing. Optional services include extended guidance where post class guidance is offered either via online or in person. For class dates and further information click on body piercing course for more information. Happy piercing!
There seems to be hidden fees and taxes on everything these days; late fees, activation fees on phones, termination fees, you name it if there is a way to get you for extra money in the name of doing business, it’s out there. But what about when you get a body piercing or tattoo? Since body art services are not taxable in the usual sense, you think you are in the clear and that all you have to do is worry about getting through a little pain or discomfort, right? Wrong.
Unfortunately, in the vast majority of tattoo shops there is what is called a ‘Shop Minimum’ fee which is the least amount they want to even deal with you – a way of saying if you don’t spend their designated ‘minimum’ amount of money, they don’t want your business. Not only is it insulting to customers but suggesting such a thing reeks of being a rip-off! The good news is as more and more shops open (and as many close) things are going to get to a point where such arrogance will catch up to shops that try to gouge you that way, and it will become less and less common. Until then, you might want to find a shop that doesn’t charge a shop minimum or do that ear or body piercing at home with a body piercing kit from a reputable company (see link). Good luck and remember, SAY NO TO SHOP MINIMUMS!
Hey, long time no post, huh? This is your good friend Pokee here again. I know it’s been a while since I chirped in and gave my ‘two cents’ worth, but I’ve been pretty busy lately trying to make the money to support my facial hair-style. Let’s skip forward now and get past all the niceties you are probably thinking with these brief answers; I’m fine, yes I’m still single, no I wasn’t fired from the bodypiercingnews.com, and the big one, again – I’ve been BUSY – ok?
I might have stayed busy and off the radar detector completely but lately I’ve had a little time to surf the web and what I’ve seen is a bit upsetting. For instance, this guy in Australia (of course it’s always Australia, right?) talked a tattoo artist into inking a giant penis on his buddy’s back (see link and pic above) as a joke or something. Well, I bet he stopped laughing real quick when the cops arrested him and put his wise-cracking ass in jail for a year. That’s right, you heard me right: A YEAR! Now, while I think it was very marjorly fu*ked up to do this to a buddy, but I think a year is a little harsh. I personally know someone who ended up with a penis (shaded and everything, much more complex than the outline here) from a SHOP artist who charged him over $300 for it to boot – and there was no one bribing him or anything – the artist did it because he could. And know what happened to him? NOTHING! Not only that, but the customer I know never even got his money back. Now THAT is not right and if I owned a shop and one of my artists did something like that I would have to take appropriate measures. Without giving up game here let’s just say that it wouldn’t surprise me if the next day such an ‘artist’ was found kneeling on the floor, naked and drowned with his head in a toilet bowl full of ink. (Not sure where that image came from but it just seemed appropriate in an Italian type of way!)
So what do you do to prevent yourself from getting ‘dicked’ over like this? Well, I have a couple suggestions for you on this. First, DON’T BRING A FRIEND with you – period. There’s no reason to make getting your tattoo a spectator sport, and more bodies actually get in the way besides contaminating the sterile field your tat guy or gal is supposed to be trying to create. Secondly, USE A MIRROR to check your work as it’s being done and after to make sure it’s right. If you ordered a cobra tattooed on your back and it ends up with a big bulbous head (with a ridge around it), has only one eye, and you see two large round things at the base of it – don’t pay for it and GET THE HELL OUT OF THAT SHOP! The truth is that such a place that is even capable of producing something like that is somewhere you and your money should not be at. Remember, bad artists are found in bad shops and they are probably cutting corners in other ways as well and probably not using sterile body piercing supplies or tattoo equipment either. My advice to you is to only go to a shop or artist that has good word of mouth (around it) and never ever take your eyes off what someone is doing with, to or on your body.
Now that I’ve knocked the dust off my keyboard I feel better. And I’ll try to contribute more often if my customers will leave me alone for a bit to do it.
That’s all I got for now,
For man people getting a tattoo or body piercing used to involve going into a bad part of town, getting drunk and getting through a painful process and hoping for the best. But there is a new breed of tattooists and body piercers, know as ‘body art technicians’ who are professionally trained and registered with their local health departments, thanks to movements in many states to regulate what had been before the unregulated free-for-all known as body art.
In California, for example, since the passage of AB 300, many new regulations have been enacted regarding safety provisions that had been mostly neglected by the average tattoo shop. Before AB 300, artists were not required to provide any kind of personal information to a governing authority and shop owners were not accountable to safety standards of sterility and shop hygiene. Now, uniform standards are in place for all shops in states that have adopted such measures, and not being in compliance can cost a shop it’s business license. If you own a shop or are a body art technician and looking for professional grade sterile body jewelry and other body piercing supplies click on the link provided.
Choosing the right supplier for body piercing kits and supplies can make the difference between a happy and successful piercing and a disaster, ending in infection. Many novices new to body piercing are confused by the deceptive advertising done by auction sites like Ebay and Amazon.com who actually pay to push their wares onto unsuspecting consumers through search engines like Google and Bing.
The Body Piercing News has been scouring the world for reliable sources of professional grade and sterile (safe) body piercing kits and supplies and have never seen a respected and legit body piercing kit offered on ebay or amazon.com that we would recommend using. Remember, the vast majority of sellers on ebay are amateur people selling stuff from their garages and kitchens and who know nothing about body art or the standards that must be in place to guarantee the safety of you and your loved ones. We have found the most reliable supplier of body piercing kits and supplies (click link) who is a leading company in the field and is the only company that actually guarantees sterility and posts their spore test results publicly. For more information regarding body piercing techniques, supplies and trends check out the rest of the articles we post here and stay tuned 🙂
In an effort to inform our readers of the inherent dangers and huge differences in body art supplies and body piercing kits available today, we strive to keep up to date on the good, the bad and the ugly when it comes to body art suppliers.
The above photo is for a kit that is currently being hocked on ebay for $60 plus shipping, and without really looking at what is included it might seem appealing. Upon further inspection it is obvious that this is nothing more than a cheap Chinese ear piercing kit with a couple forceps and a dozen or so needles thrown into it! We ask you to compare this kit (that includes needles and jewelry for only 10 body piercings) with a comparably priced actual body piercing kit assembled and produced in the USA by clicking here on this link for starter body piercing kits. If you take the time to read the actual contents of what is offered you will find they are vastly different. Make sure you ALWAYS look at the details of what, who and where your supplies are coming from and make sure you are making a choice you and your customers can live with!
If you are thinking about a career change or are tired of the hassle of working for others, maybe you should look into becoming a professional body piercer. Trained body art technicians (piercers) are in high demand as the growing popularity of body piercing has caught on and become a standard fashion statement. Since many tattoo artists do not pierce, it’s a better time than ever to enter the industry and be your own boss.
Unlike tattooing (which demands artistic skills), body piercing is a process that can be perfected through practice. Just about anyone with steady hands and determination can learn to body pierce in a short time. There are career starter kits available that include everything you will need to get started in your new business. We here at the Body Piercing News recommend a starter body piercing kit offered by the most trusted body art supplier in the world (click link provided for more information).
In this age of tough economic times and jobs that may require college degrees to make a decent wage, there is one that stands out and can be learned without paying thousands to a college that can make you in excess of $100 an hour; body piercing. Many body piercers are finding increasing demand for their services, many times able to work part-time while enjoying full-time incomes.
You will need to learn the basics of body piercing first, either by apprenticing yourself to a piercer or through repetitious practice until you are competent. Then you will need a starter body piercing kit with the proper tools and supplies to pierce with. We found only one company that offers professional quality starter body piercing kits along with free shipping anywhere in the USA. For more information and pricing, click on this link for starter body piercing kits. Happy piercing!
If you are planning on doing some home piercing and need a body piercing kit you need to be aware that although many kits look similar and are priced closely, there are vast differences between them. First, make sure you purchase your body piercing kit from a respected seller who is a real company that specializes in body art supplies, not somebody selling stuff out of their garage on ebay or amazon.
We have found only one company where you can purchase a quality body piercing kit that includes sterile body jewelry (most kits do not include sterile jewelry) and true free shipping anywhere in the USA without an order minimum. For more information click this link for your next body piercing kit.
At BodyPiercingNews.com we are constantly striving to help our readers find the best deals on high-quality body jewelry, body piercing supplies and body piercing kits. With the many sellers of such products online it may be a bit confusing when deciding on a company to trust your business with.
Over the past few years we have scouted hundreds of companies, some large and some small to find the best deals on body jewelry for you, and with all things considered, only one company stands out above the rest for offering the highest quality products at the lowest prices. Best of all, if you are anywhere in the USA, you can buy body jewelry or any other product of theirs with NO ORDER MINIMUMS and FREE SHIPPING! Just click the link and enjoy free shipping for all your body jewelry and body piercing needs.